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and children are killed. the shooter is also dead. this is the 12 the mass shooting this year and america and mr. obama said that the country must take action. >> a friday morning with chris this looming. -- christmas shooting. moments later, heavily armed officers went in and it terrified children aged between 5-10 were being carried out. >> i saw some of the bullets going past the hall that i was right next to and then the teacher pulled me into her classroom. we heard shots and everyone went on the ground. >> we all went over to a corner and the teacher was to keep us until the police officers. >> they had machine guns. >> i heard seven loud booms and then the teachers told us to go in the corner. we all huddled. i kept hearing these booming noises. >> as alarmed parents rushed back to the school, are the reports told of the gun at confronting a children and three -- confronting a teacher. it became clear that this was murdered on a horrific scale. >> there were fatalities, there was 18 children that were pronounced dead at the school. there were two that were transported to area hospi
america up. and we're looking at this issue now, and we want action. >> okay, thank you so much, chief johnson. larry johnson, thank you, sir, for joining us as well, and thank you cliff van zandt. and chris jansing, my colleague at msnbc. that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "the ed show" with ed schultz picks up msnbc's continuing coverage of the sandy hook elementary school shooting right now. >>> good evening, americans, and welcome to "the ed show" from new york. there are tragedies in life that shake our souls and break our hearts. today the nation experienced one of those tragedies. every american will struggle to come to grips with what happened today in a small community in connecticut. sandy hook elementary school in the small community of about 27,000 residents was the site of a shooting rampage. at this hour we know 26 people at the school were shot and killed by a lone gunman. 20 of those deceased were children. surviving students and their parents said teachers ordered children to hide in closets. witnesses reported hearing dozens of shots, as many as 100
are not throwing america's seniors over the cliff to get a tax cut for the wealthiest people of america. we have clarity on that. host: sarah kliff? guest: the eligibility age quickly shaping up to be a big issue for the fiscal cliff. house republicans have said this is something they want to come out of these negotiations. congressional democrats, one of the top senators, has said we are not on board with it. it is difficult to see where that issue lands. what that will mean even chile is moving the age up to 67 -- will mean eventually is moving the age up to 67. host: the issue of spending, a large majority goes to these programs, medicare and medicaid, social security. speaker boehner was speaking about that yesterday. >> i am not concerned about my job. i am concerned about doing the right thing for our kids and grandkids. if we do not fix this spending problem, their future is going to be rather bleak. host: this doc fix will cost potentially $25 billion. where is the debate heading? guest: it is heading into the holiday season as there seems to be an impasse between the two political parti
a look at america by the numbers and what america looks like by the year 2016. jennifer ortman and william frey here to talk about america by the numbers. we are back in a moment. >> president obama in the reaction to the connecticut shootings. later, the impacts of the so- called fiscal cliff on tax filings. >> president obama on the school shooting in connecticut. he said the time is not to take meaningful action. he was notified by homeland security advisor john brennan. he ordered flags lowered to half staff. this is about 5 minutes. >> i spoke with governor malloy and fbi director muller. i offered governor malloy my condolences on behalf of the nation and made it clear he will have every resource he needs to investigate this crime, care for theirctimw and families. we have endured too many of these tragedies. each time i learned the news, i react not as a president but as anybody else would, as a parent. that was true today. there is not a parent in america who does not feel the same grief i fail. do. the majority of folks who died today were children between the ages of
of america's news headquarters which begins right now and we'll go right to newtown, connecticut. state police there wrapping up a press conference just a short time ago. our molly line is standing by live near sandy hook elementary school with the latest on the investigation, molly. >> there's a broad expectation of grief and at some point the names of victims will be released today. we do know that all of the victims' bodies have been identified and removed from the school and offering comfort throughout the day as well. you mentioned that police have said that this the shooter did not -- was not buzzed into the building willingly and in other words, forced his way in and quick to say in regards to broken windows across the school. that may have been done by the law enforcement community and people that arrived there and wanted to get into the school as quickly as possible to respond to the emergency underway and meanwhile, investigators are peeling back an onion here, looking at the layers of this and every crevasse of the school to get all the information they need to find out why t
and for america. what do we know about the person who perpetrated the hideous crime? >> reporter: you know, it is so heartbreaking, piers. we are learning he is 20-year-old adam lanza. we know according to our sources that for whatever reason when he came to the school this day, he was wearing what is described to me as black battle fatigues and a military vest. he came armed with three weapons. two of them handguns. one as a glock and another as a sig sauer and a third police found in the vehicle. the two weapons were found on him in the school. the third was found, the bushmaster which is a semi automatic was found in a car outside the school. what led him to this? we don't know. we do know this. police have questioned both his brother and his father. his brother was taken into custody for questioning only. he is not being called a suspect. from his apartment in hoboken, new jersey. we understand the father was also questioned by authorities here in the newtown, connecticut area. the father is divorced from nancy lanza. she is the mother of the two who is a schoolteacher and counted amon
, hollywood movies. >> gun violence culture in america. >> it is a gun violent culture in america has to be tackled from all areas. there has to be a proper debate. my argument is, politicians here don't want to have this debate. >> well, they have to. they have to. you have to have a congressman like jerry nadler on today, you have to have a republican congressman step up, get together. this has to be taken care of, we can't talk about it anymore, we have to start doing things in america. >> listen, thank you all for joining me. all in your own way have been through horror stories of your own. it is time. president obama talked in a moving and emotional way. it's time for action. time that america's politicians just did something. stop worrying about the gun lobby who make millions, billions out of this trade in what often leads to appalling death it is time for some moral conviction and some moral courage. stay with cnn all weekend long for the latest on the school shooting. right back on sunday night with a special edition of "piers morgan tonight" "ac 360 starts now." >>> piers, t
in america. folks in littleton, colorado, once thought the same about their town. until the shooting at columbine. 13 years later, barry petersen reports the wounds there have still not healed. >> reporter: it was april 20, 1999. two heavily armed columbine students walked into their school and opened fire. they killed 12 students and one teacher before killing themselves. have you ever actually recovered from this? >> no. i mean -- >> reporter: still haunts you? >> yeah, it does. >> reporter: frank de angelis was the principal that day as he is today at columbine. what went through your mind when you heard about what happened in connecticut? you've been there. >> i was in a state of shock. immediately my heart was just broken and kind of nauseous, to be honest with you. >> reporter: his first thoughts were of the agonizing moments as the news spread. >> the thing that weighs on my mind is when parents are waiting in a room and students are not coming to them as the other parents receive their kids. and i'm sure every parent who is in connecticut today when they heard the news were w
. and that was especially true today. i know there's not a parent in america who doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief that i do. the majority of those who died today were children. beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. they had their entire lives ahead of them. birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own. among the fallen were also teachers and men and women who devoted their lives to helping our children fulfill their dreams. so our hearts are broken today. for the parents and grandparents, sisters and brothers of these little children, and for the families of the adults who were lost. as a country we have been through this too many times. whether it's an elementary school in newtown or a shopping mall in oregon or a temple in wisconsin or a movie theater in aurora, or a street coroner chicago, these neighborhoods are our neighborhoods, and these children are our children.ner chicago, these neighborhoods are our neighborhoods, and these children are our children. and we're going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, r
today described as the safest place in america, is in total shock. 90 minutes into the school day on a bright winter morning here, police got a call from the sandy hook elementary school. >> sandy hook school, caller's indicating she thinks there's someone shooting in the building. >> reporter: at around 9:30, the shooter, 20-year-old adam lanza, a former student in the local schools, shown here as a teenager, had barged in. according to the police, he was heavily armed, coated in body armor, and ready to kill. >> we heard this racket at our classroom and we were like all scared, so then we heard them say, go in your cubbies. >> reporter: there were more than 600 children from kindergarten through fourth grade inside. >> it was really scary. teachers just said, sit down inside the corner and be quiet. >> reporter: calls went out to police even as shots were still being fired and within five to ten minutes, tactical teams with long guns drawn swarmed the school, a stark contrast against the backdrop of this bucolic, woodsy neighborhood. >> reports that the teachers saw two runners
of the tabloids in the city. america weeps. the president of the united states spread a couple of tears in the briefing room yesterday. slaughter of the innocence and a picture you saw a lot of yesterday from the patch -- rather the b in new town where the police officer leads the children single file out of sandy hooks school. >> so many horrific things but the worst there are 20 kids dead between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. there were clues he was capable of doing this. >> there will be an update at 8:00 this morning with authorities. >> peter doocy is live with the details. >> tell us what you have learned overnight. >> allison, we learned that the medical examiner's office has been working all night long inside sandy hook elementary school. they are trying to have the 20 children and 6 adults who were murdered inside yesterday during school identified by today. the killer who carried out the sick triem adam lanza murdered his mother before he came here. most of the deceased were found in two classrooms at a school most parents thought was secure. >> sandy hook school caller is i
's not a parent in america who doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief that i do. the majority of those who died today were children, beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. >> reporter: in washington, d.c., flags are flying at half staff as the country mourns with this small connecticut town that has lost so much. of course, thoughts and prayers of this entire community tonight are with those 26 victims that died here at the school. 20 young children under the age of 10 and also six adults. meanwhile, the investigation here continues. that's the story live in newtown, connecticut. chris pollone, nbc news, back to you. >> many thanks to chris. now to try to talk something sensible about this, we welcome blake zeft to the show, a former obama presidential campaign aide. we welcome back nan hayworth and mark simone. nan, let me begin with you, please. you're a doctor. >> yes. >> i know you're not a mental health doctor. but it has been alleged that he has asperger's syndrome, personality disorders -- nobody knows. does mental health play a huge role in this, from what you kno
america. >> it has got to be tackled, and all areas. a proper debate. my argument is, politicians here don't want to have this debate. >> well, they have to. they have to. you have to have a congressman like jerry nadler on today, you have to have a republican congressman step up, get together. this has to be taken care of, we can't talk about it anymore, we have to start doing things in america. >> listen, thank you all for joining me. all in your own way have been through horror stories of your own. it is time. president obama talked in a moving and emotional way. it's time for action. time that america's politicians just did something. stop worrying about the gun lobby who make millions, billions out of this trade in what often leads to appalling death it is time for some moral . >>> well, i'd like to say it's a good morning, but it is a very sad morning here in newtown, pennsylvania. it's saturday, december 15th, i'm ali velshi and you are watching cnn special coverage of the connecticut school shooting live as i say from pennsylvania. it is one of the deadliest shooting rampa
of mental health services in america. i have to admit we failed. we failed america in protecting the lives of the seriously mentally ill. most of what they do is suffer in silence. their families want to do better by them and as a country we have not stepped up and been sympathetic and caring and appropriate for the seriously mentally ill. >> an extremely important point. what i was going to say is you both have made extremely valid points. you have three successive appalling mass shootings involving young men in their 20s where the background to all of them was not dissimilar. they seem to be fairly normal kind of slightly off, but nothing with alarm bells. the point of examining their character is that there must be a good likelihood that there others like that out there who may be considering similar atrocities. how do people who know these types of people spot any warning signs? >> piers -- >> let me start with the doctor. >> i'm sorry. i have three small children. before this interview they asked me what i was doing and we talked about this for about an hour and a half. my 9-year-old
. in an emotional address, he said this to the nation. >> i know there is not a parent in america who doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief that i do. the majority of those who died today were children. beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. they had their entire lives ahead of them. birthdays, graduations, weddings. kids of their own. >> an extraordinarily emotional president obama earlier today. obviously, so many questions that are emerging after what happened today. a virtual massacre of little, tinny children, and the weapons that were used, nothing short of terrifying. susan candiotti following this today. three different weapons found in different places, very dangerous weapons. >> two weapons found on the shooters himself, in the classroom, where he was found dead. one of them is a glock, and the other is a sig sauer, both handguns, a third weapon found in a car, a vehicle, may have been his, outside the school. >> is that the school been parked so erratically, roped off with the crime tape? >> exactly. closely examining that car. the third weapon a semi automatic
said this to the nation. >> i know there's not a parent in america who doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief that i do. the majority of those who died today were children. beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. they had their entire lives ahead of them. birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own. >> reporter: the president, incredibly emotional as he . a masser of innocent tiny children and the weapons used nothing short of terrifying. our susan candiotti has been following the developments today. three different weapons found in different places, very, very dangerous weapons. >> that's right. two of the weapons were found on the shooter himself n the classroom where he was found dead. one of them is a glock and the other is a cigging sauer. both handguns. a third weapon was found in a car in a vehicle, may have been his outside of the school. >> is that the vehicle that had been parked erratically and roped off with the crime tape? >> exactly. they were paying a lot of attention, closely examining the car. the third is a semiautomatic known
happened yesterday. the actions of the teachers. how safe are in america's schools and america's schoolchildren. this is how the story is being played this morning on the front page of the "new york daily news." this is the way it is being reported this morning in "the wall street journal." the president talked about the shootings at the elementary school calling it a hate crime and vowing to press for meaningful actions to prevent more incidents. our first call for the morning comes from new york on the line for independence. a teacher. good morning. caller: good morning. yes, i was a substitute teacher actually up an east strasbourg it. i can tell you that the respect and all of that that was a round what i was going to school is completely gone. i could not believe some of the things i got to see, and i was in middle school. these are still young the kids, 13 and 14 and 15 year olds. there is just no respect. i do not know whether it comes from the home or what. these kids are totally unmotivated in school. they have no respect for the teachers, no respect for authority. you
were everywhere. >> i know there is not a parent in america who doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief that i do. >> tonight the shooting spree at a grade school. i'm bill hemmer. evening, in for shepard smith. we're live in newtown, connecticut, small town, 90 minutes north of manhattan that right now is dealing with the aftermath of an unspeakable crime. the murder of innocent children. it happened at sandy hook elementary, connecticut state police saying a gunman walked into that k through fourth grade school earlier today, around 9:30 local time, and opened fire. investigators say he murdered 20 children and six adults. >> the kids were terrified. they were terrified. they had just witnessed something and they terrified. >> many of them were friends of ours and people we socialize with. it's painful right now. >> 20 children. this image shows connecticut state police leading children away from the school, each of their small hands on the shoulders of the children in front of them as they walk from the scene where a mad man killed their friends. this woman was on the phone wai
this afternoon. >> i know there's not a parent in america who doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief that i do. the majority of those who died today were children. beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. they had their entire lives ahead of them. birthdays, graduations, weddings. kids of their own. >> reporter: the president, incredibly emotional as he addressed reporters in the nation as these horrible details became more and more evident moment by moment today. my colleague susan candiotti has been working not only the scene of the shooting at sandy hook elementary but also police sources throughout this community as well. you've been able to find out some remarkable information throughout the day. >> it really has been stunning throughout the day to try to figure out the motive of the shooting and we still don't know the answer to that very important question right now. as you indicated ashleigh, what we are finding out is a little bit about the shooter but not much. only that he was dressed in black military fatigues and the a military-type vest. we also know that the
have to start doing things in america. >> listen, thank you all for joining me. all in your own way have been through horror stories of your own. it is time. president obama talked in a moving and emotional way. it's time for action. time that america's politicians just did something. stop worrying about the gun lobby who make millions, billions out of this trade in what often leads to appalling death it is time for some moral conviction and some moral courage. stay with cnn all weekend long for the latest on the school shooting. right back on sunday night with a special edition of "piers morgan tonight" "ac 360 starts now." >>> piers, thanks very much. 10:00 on the east coast. only one story tonight. new details to tell you about. we won't pretend we understand it any better than we did right after it happened. it is a horror beyond words. ab elementary school, kids as young as 5 years old, second deadliest school shooting in this country. 20 children killed, 7 adults, including the adult shooter. about 90 minutes' drive from. all of the latest information tonight. we won't repeat
:00, the president addressed the nation. >> i know there's not a parent in america who doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief that i do. the majority of those who died today were children. beautiful, little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. >> reporter: by 7:00 p.m., this little town had settled into an all-too familiar post-massacre routine, with prayer vigils. >> may god bless the adults who lost their lives today. >> reporter: overnight, police engaged in the horrifying work of identifying the bodies and then notifying the families. now, the big question in this investigation is why? what was the suspect's motive? george, if past is prologue, we may get an answer. but it will be deeply unsatisfying. >>> let's get more from elizabeth in new york. >> all of the questions, now, about that shooter. 20-year-old adam lanza. and new details are emerging about him this morning. authorities are now interviewing his family and his friends, trying to piece together what may have pushed him so far over the edge. abc's brian ross joins us now with the latest on that part of the story. bri
of their own. >> bill: tonight what happened? how it could happen and can america prevent this kind of atrocity? we will have a number of reports. >> he's tough. a lesser person would have pleaded guilty. >> bill: also will president obama and secretary of state clinton demand the release of marine lance corporal jon hammer being held in a mexican prison on bogus charges? we will continue our reporting on this disturbing story. caution. you are about to enter the no spin zone. "the factor" begins right now. >> bill: hi. i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us. mass murder in connecticut, unspeakable evil on display. there is little anyone can say when 20 school children are murdered. that kind of thing diminishes the entire country and deeply affects all good people. here is what we know at this hour. about 9:40 this morning at the sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut, 230-year-old adam lanza shot the principal dead and also killed a school psychologist. then he entered two classrooms, killing the children. four other adults died as well. lanza hess mother, nancy, was a teache
this beautiful country road, that is where you would find the scene of carnage that america found yesterday. i mentioned robbie parker, the father of young emily a moment ago. i want to bring in the governor, mike huckabee. you've had so many eloquent things to say throughout the day today. i guess what struck me so much listening to robbie parker, he says, i don't know how to get through this. and then he said, the best thing i can do is help other people. how are you piecing this together tonight, governor? >> it was so eloquent to hear him. i tell you what struck me today, when we started looking at the list of these kids, their names, their ages, it started making it more real, i think, then it's been since it first was announced. suddenly you realize these children had names and addresses and brothers and sisters and mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles, grandparents and you realize the horrific tragedy, deeply personnel. then to see this father of emily parker express that grief and really just reach out. i think it makes all of this i guess a stark reminder of how horrible the tragedy is, bu
and schools. the bottom line there are tens of thousands of schools in america. vast majority of them are quite safe? >> yeah, i read one report on the internet about how people are explaining it to parents. it's so rare. if you get the real statistic of how many children to go school and are safe, but the problem is when we do have something awful happen even to one child then that takes the hearts of every parent and every human into high alert. it's normal and natural for us to get more concerned about security. there are mentally ill people but there are criminal minds. we have hospitals for the criminally insane. it calls for a lot of vigilance for all of us. >> gregg: dr. cloud, thank you. >> heather: coming up a mourning nation looking for answers, any answers after the tragedy in connecticut. how will the families of newtown find peace. up next, the role that faith can play. father jonathan moore it's is here. even babies. chevron is working to stop mother-to-child transmission. our employees and their families are part of the fight. and we're winning. at chevron nigeria, we h
this morning. there will be a special edition of "good morning america" at 7:00 a.m. it will be broadcast from the scene of the shooting in newtown, connecticut. >> an investigation is underway after an off duty chp officer was killed in a head on accident in fairfield. it happened before 6:00 on highway 12 near red top road last night. authorities tell us the officer was on his personal motorcycle when he hit a pickup truck turning left in front of him. the officer was thrown and hit by the honda you see there. the unidentified officer was pronounced dead at the scene. >>> an 82-year-old man is facing felony charges of vehicular manslaughter after he was involved in a tear fy rrifying that took three lives today in san mateo county. >> sky 7 h. d. was over the scene after the crash on i 280. the tan lex sis pulled next to the median. it was then this volkswagon swerved and crashed into the lexus. >> four people total. 3 of the people were pronounced at the scene. >> killed at the scene a woman in her 40s a 28-year-old man and 28-year-old woman. it wasn't immediately clear who was inand outsid
. there will be a special edition of "good morning america"" at 7:00 a.m. it will be broadcast from the scene of the shooting in newtown, connecticut. >>> an investigation is underway after an off duty chp officer was killed in a head on accident in fairfield. it happened before 6:00 on highway 12 at red top road last night. the officer was on his personal motorcycle when he hit a pickup truck turning left in front of him. the officer was thrown and hit by a honda. the unidentified officer was pronounced dead at the scene. >> an 82-year-old man is facing felony charges of vehicular manslaughter after he was involved in a terrifying crash that took three lives yesterday on interstate 280 in san mateo county. nick smith has the latest on the investigation. >> sky 7 h. d. was over the scene minutes before the crash at i 280 on edgewood road. the dreyer pulled next to the median to fix a flat tire. it was then police say this black volkswagon swerved into the center divide and crashed into the lexus. >> there were four people total. three of the people were pronounced at the scene. >> a 28-year-o
, but as a parent. >> i know there's not a parent in america who doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief that i do. >> reporter: it was an emotional side of the president rarely seen in public. he repeatedly wiped away tears and paused to compose himself. >> the majority of those who died today were children, beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. they had their entire lives ahead of them -- birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own. >> reporter: it was almost two years ago the president was called to be consoler in chief after a different act of gun violence in tucson where congresswoman gabby giffords was shot and six others were killed. >> we mourn with you for the fallen. we join you in your grief. >> reporter: today the president recited a grim list of other places now known for horrific gun violence on his watch. a shopping mall in oregon, a sikh temple in wisconsin, a movie theater in colorado. today the president suggested he might take some action. >> we're going to have to come together to take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this regardl
, as a parent. and that was especially true today. i know there is not a parent in america who doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief that i do. the majority of those who died today were children, beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. they had their entire lives ahead of them, birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own. among the fallen were also that even beyond that accounting we or a movie theater in aurora, or a street corner in chicago, these neighborhoods are our neighborhoods. and these children are our children. and we're going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics. this evening, michelle and i but part of it is also looking at other sources of the violence. frankly, in my hometown of chicago are not using ak-47s. we're going to have to come together to prevent more tragedies like this regardless of the politics. >> regardless of the politics, that is the crux from tucson to aurora to being reelected. congresswoman caroline mccarthy joins us. >>> the msnbc policy analyst
else would, as a parent. and that was especially true today. i know there is not a parent in america who doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief that i do. the majority of those who died today were children, beautiful little kids between the ages of just this week, that mall in oregon, two dead plus the shooter, that was tuesday of this week. incidents where someone with firearms killed multiple people, these incidents happen a lot, and we know that. but if you put it in an international context, it's more striking. if you look at the worst mass shooting incidents of the last 50 years, the worst mass shootings the civilian contacts, 15 of the 24 worst mass shootings internationally have happened in our country. worldwide, over 50 years a majority of the world's worst mass shootings happens in this country, they happen here. i may have suspected that but i did not know that. interesting to note, there's not a direct correlation to the number of firearms and the number on of mass shootings. it's true we have both, but there are other countries that also have a lot of guns, where there
we can't talk about it anymore. we have to start doing things in america. >> thank you for joining me. you have all been through horror stories of your own and this must have brought become horrifying memories. president obama talked about in a moving emotional way and it is time that american plixs did something instead of worrying about the gun lobby who make millions and billions of dollars in what often leads to appalling death. it is time for moral conviction and courage. stay with cnn all weekend long. the latest on the school shooting. we will be back with a special edition of piers morgan tonight. ac 360 starts now. there is only one story tonight. you know what it is. we have new details to tell but and we won't pretend we understand it any better than after it happened. it is a horror beyond words. an elementary school, kids as young as 5 years old, the second deadliest school shooting in this country. 20 little children, seven adults killed plus the shooter who took his own life. nall a close-knit quiet community, 90 minute drive from new york. we will give you the lates
testament, the shortest verse in all of the bible. jesus wept. america wept. governor mike huckabee, good to have you around and tharching you. >> thank you, john. >> jenny. >> continuing coverage throughout the day in the dead low shooting in sandy hook community. and community of 30,000 people. 20 families insurancing the loss of a child this holiday season. we'll bring you the latest on fox news ahead. sometimes what we suffer from is bigger than we think ... like the flu. with aches, fever and chills- the flu's a really big deal. so why treat it like it's a little cold? there's something that works differently than over-the-counter remedies. prescription tamiflu attacks the flu virus at its source. so don't wait. call your doctor right away. tamiflu is prescription medicine for treating the flu in adults and children one year and older whose flu symptoms started within the last two days. before taking tamiflu tell your doctor if you're pregnant, nursing. have serious health conditions, or take other medicines. if you develop an allergic reaction, a severe rash, or signs of unusual beh
. and you are sending a message to all of america and believe me the hearts and prayers of america are with you tonight. >> mourners stayed at the church hours after the service ended to pray and remember the victims. >> new town is more than 300 years old, in the southwest part of the state. it was founded in 1705 . many people who live there work and drive to new york city. new town is well off economicly with a medium household income of $108,000. today $108,000. >> an oregon mall where a gunman opened fire killing three has reopened with tight security. memorial books and stars will be available throughout the weekend for shoppers at the town center near portland to leave messages. mourners also attended a vigil and plans in the works for a permanent memorial. officials say extra security is in place. >> the connecticut school shooting is also drawing comparisons to the columbine tragedy where two students killed 13. some survivors say news of the connecticut shooting was particularly difficult to hear because they are now parents themselves. first responders at columbine
>> yeah, solemn day today across america and, of course, in the so cnn newsroom. one of the six adults victim of the shooting in newtown, connecticut, parent told us they were in a meeting yesterday with the principal and vice principal along with mary sherlock when they heard the loud pop, pop, pop, they went to check that out in the hallway. sherlock and the principal didn't return alive. just a very solemn outcome to that. sherlock was part of a team that was really relied upon there at sandy hook elementary. she was part of the school's crisis intervention team, ali. so even in a time like this when people are turning to those for comfort, she's no longer with us. ali? >> yeah, sad story. nick valencia at the cnn center in atlanta. thanks, nick. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm ali velshi. you're watching our special coverage of the connecticut school shooting. i'm in newtown, connecticut, about a block away from the school which is roughly behind me. a block away from the scene of the horrible massacre. here's what we know right now. in about an hour, officials are expected
know every parent in america will do, which is hug our children a little tighter and we'll tell them that we love them. and we'll remind each other how deeply we love one another. but there are families in connecticut who cannot do that tonight. and they need all of us right now. >> reporter: for more information about how you can help those affected, go to cnn.com/impact. so as the minutes tick by, the weight of the shooting tragedy got heavier and heavier. first, word of the shooting at the sandy hook elementary school, then the magnitude. reports 26 people killed, 20 of them children, ages 5 to 10 years old. news strong enough to knock the wind right out of you. and for many of us, it really, really did. that was likely the same case for police who were at the scene. there were grief counselors not just for the families, but also for the first responders. investigators despite the sadness of it all had to keep on doing their jobs. joining me right now is security analyst mike brooks. first of all, mike, i have to ask you, how do investigators at a scene like this, how do they deal
doctor. see if america's most prescribed ed treatment is right for you. >> as we watch the pictures of the scene from yesterday's horrific tragedy, it is almost unbloo unbelievable, but it was not unfamiliar. we have been here before. we have been living with the consequences of america's love affair with guns for a long time now. there have been at least 61 mass murders committed with firearms since 1982 accord ting to mothe jones magazine, and 2012 has been a record year for casualties from mass shootings beginning on february 22nd at the health spa in atlanta, georgia. four people killed with a 45 caliber semiautomatic handgun. on april 2nd at the university in oikos university, four people were killed. may 30th a at cafe in seattle, washington, five people killed and one wounded with a 45 caliber handgun. on july 20th, in a movie theater in aurora 50 people killed with a ar semiautomatic rifle. and then a temple at a sikh temple. and then four days ago at a mall in portland oregon, two killed and one wounded with an ar-15 s semiautomatic rifle. yesterday december 14th, at an ele
of our students are going in to teach for america. >> i'm going to ask one more question and then turn it over to the audience. my last question will be on immigration. you have spoken on the need for the dream act. can you talk about that? >> what first drew my attention was my first year of president a group of students came to see me, about 12 of them. they were all undocumented. they said we want you to support the dream act. they describe to me their lives. i was just stunned by their stories of growing up usually in the southwest or the west in families where they had no idea they were undocumented. then there came a moment with the needed documentation and they realize they were not citizens. suddenly they were thrust into this awareness of a whole nother world of not flying on planes to get back from vacation or not going home for vacation at all because they cannot travel are not being able to imagine medical school because they needed documentation to do that. i thought this is awful. do you come to this question as a human rights or as an economic development? both. here are
they're going to take their guns away. >> you know, america has a gun issue rate that almost twice the next highest country, number two is yemen. number three is switzerland. switzerland is declining. switzerland mandates that male citizens have that, from well-regulated militia days. yemen is not a place that american policymakers look to emulate in other contexts. i think there are people who say, no, it's not the nra, it's that americans like guns. it's a deep part of our culture. and you people who want to regulate guns, your problem isn't with this industry. your problem is with the american people. your problem is with democracy. your problem is with a population that from the very beginning has had this deep affection, strong connection, culturally to the guns. >> i think if you actually are able to explain to the american people, what am i asking for? anybody that buys a gun, you have to go through a background check. the majority of nra members actually believe that because they know there are honest citizens, most of them are hunters and sportsmen. >> right. right now, we
would, as a parent. and that was especially true today. i know there's not a parent in america who doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief that i do. the majority of those who died today were children. beautiful little kids between the ages of five an ten years old. they had their entire lives ahead of them. birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own. among the fallen were also teachers, men and women without devoted their lives to helping our children fulfill their dreams. so our hearts are broken today. for the prentnd grandparents, sisters and brothers of these little children, and for the families of the adults who were lost. our hearts are broken for the parents of the survivors as well. for as blessed as they are to have their children home tonight, they know that their children's innocence has been torn away from them too early. and there are no words that will ease their pain. as a country we have been through this too many times. whether it'sin elementary school in newton or a shopping mall in oregon or a temp el in wisconsin, or a movie these never aurora or a street
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